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Old 01-03-2014
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The pump was working fine, been using pump not shore water, better pressure with electric pump, anyway flushed toilet an pump started like it should but kepts running now, I can shut it off at the switch, willn't shut off, kepts running like it cann't fine the pressure it needs to shut off. ANY HELP??
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Same problem here. Got a tech coming out next Wednesday, and I will post results. Replaced a pump but still have issue.
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There is a valve which is controlled by the outside fill switch, if this switch is left on or something went wrong with the valve, the pump basically pumps water from the tank, through the valve and back to the tank.

Without having Bluebird knowledge, a techie can spend much time on the coach for something really simple.
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It's the sporlan valve. Flip that switch back and fro a few times. Might get lucky and it closes. A tech will not have the repair parts and you will be very lucky if he were to find the problem. Stephen has the parts you need for a rebuild or replacement. There are a lot of threads on how to repair you Sporlan valve. Of course it could be a bad pressure switch on the pump or an air lock.
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Same problem here. Got a tech coming out next Wednesday, and I will post results. Replaced a pump but still have issue.
Hi Lee,

I think you should let the tech read the responses to your thread about your pump problem - it should lead him to the cause of the problem - especially if you have the drawing for your fresh water system.

Here's a link to your thread:
http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad.php?t=18298
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Sporlan is not to be found. I have checked the water bay, and the ones on each side of it. Pulled the drawers adjacent to the water bay on the inside, and checked behind them. We have a twin bed set up, fresh water tank under passenger side bed. Disassembled the bed frame and nothing by the tank. Pulled the hall drawers adjacent to said bed, nothing there either. Tomorrow we will pull apart the driver side bed, which is over the fill location and check it. Other than that, the only other places I can think of are under either the kitchen or bathroom sink. I am very open to someone telling me where my sporlan is (for most of my life, I didn't even know I had one), so I can see if that resolves my water pump issue.

TIA for any ideas.
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Should be right behind the water fill bib. Mine is under the bed (91)
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Lee,
The sporlan valve should be under the bed. I have an east west bed. Under the mattress is the plywood that overs the fresh water tank and the water heater. At the head of the bed is a fold back panel that gives you access to the plumbing that goes into the tank and the main drain for the water system. She sporlan should be inside there somewhere, if you system is anyway close to mine.
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On our 96 the sporran valve was in the third bay on the curb side, below the water pumps. I say was, because after much searching I realized it had been replaced by a ball valve. It always works as intended. I did purchase a replacement from Stephen, but I do like the manual, "can't fail" design of the ball valve. The reason I hunted for the sporran is that the po told me I still needed to flip the tank fill switch in addition to the ball valve to fill my tank. I finally realized he had a spot of fun at my expense.
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What they said right by the fill port

i had a water pump go out last week with same problem and was big time pressure until it quit!
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